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Colombo bourse salutes new Sri Lanka President

9 January 2015 - 358   - 0

SRI LANKA-ELECTIONSri Lanka’s share market was upbeat on Friday with turnover soaring to close to Rs 2.7 billion turnover just as common opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena was declared the winner at Thursday’s presidential poll. Sirisena beat incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa, securing 51 per cent of the vote. Both indices gained in the morning maintaining the momentum since the beginning of the week, with the ASPI moving 1.16 per cent up to record 7,585.59 at 11.30 am while the S&P SL20 index gained 2.47 per cent to post 4,289.49.     SRI LANKA-ELECTION

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